Billionaires love the planet. They must, proper? They spend a lot cash on growing inexperienced tech and combatting local weather change, all of it should imply one thing to them. They’re in it for the nice of humanity, so absolutely they’re working towards what they preach, proper?
Maybe not, in line with new analysis from Oxfam. Rather than making the private decisions they appear to want upon all of us, it appears the ultra-wealthy are blissful making all of the carbon emissions they please — a lot, actually, that 12 billionaires emit as a lot as 2.1 million houses. From The Guardian:
The tycoons embody the Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the tech billionaires Bill Gates, Larry Page and Michael Dell, the inventor and social media firm proprietor Elon Musk and the Mexican enterprise magnate Carlos Slim.
Analysis by Oxfam and US researchers of their luxurious purchases, which embody superyachts, non-public jets, automobiles, helicopters and palatial mansions, mixed with the impression of their monetary investments and shareholdings reveals that they account for nearly 17m tonnes of CO2 and equal greenhouse fuel emissions yearly.
This is identical because the CO2 and equal emissions from powering 2.1m houses or the emissions from 4.6 coal-fired energy crops over a yr, in line with conversion information from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
I, for one, am really shocked. You’re telling me that the individuals who fought to make sure that poor, downtrodden pharmaceutical corporations would see their Covid vaccine earnings quite than having these vaccines recklessly doled out to individuals who had been “at risk” and “in need of medical care” don’t really care about humanity? All the inexperienced investments had been simply common, profit-earning funding, and the summit talks had been simply greenwashing and empty phrases? Well, I’m surprised. I gotta lie down.